I'm so excited to be a part of it!
For this event, Lisa sent me a bag full of interesting beads in "sand shades," (brown, copper, and tan tones). Even though the event was several months away at the time, I couldn't resist dumping them out on the table as soon as they arrived to see what was there! I planned to put them right back into the bag for a bit, but couldn't wait 5 minutes to begin sorting them and planning what I would do!
|These were the ones I first sorted from the larger bag |
as inspiration for my design.
I used a good portion of the other beads too,
but these were the ones I designed around.
|As recommended in the guidelines, |
I did not purchase anything new for my creation.
I only added a few beads I already had:
A handmade-button the color of sand
with a wonderful wavy pattern from
Linda Belinda on Etsy.
Mykonos Greek beads from
Linden Avenue Designs on Etsy.
These, a sprinkling of pale blue glass beads,
and a few hardware store washers I had on hand,
were the only items I added from my collection. I made my own clasp from copper wire.
As we all know, sand can come in many shades, and you can see some of the variety in the beads Lisa sent and in the button I added.
I just loved the rectangular coral-color bead. The white swirl beads and long slender bead reminded me of both waves and the most beautiful white sandy beaches!
|This irregular shaped bead I found in the bag |
was a real favorite too.
It looks like stone to me,
but I suppose it could be some type of clay bead.
|I've never been able to wrap a briolette to my satisfaction, |
but was determined to use this one from Lisa
as part of the focal dangle!
Luckily, the wire work on this piece
is not "fussy" or "perfect."
It's "relaxed beach style!"
|Lisa also sent some thin wire sort of a|
burnt orange color.
I couldn't imagine what I would do with it
until I was nearly finished.
I ended up twisting it around some lose beading wire
in several areas, and I really liked
the bit of color it added in those spots!
The wire took me from "goof" to "accent" in no time at all!
I think I'll need to buy some of this for future designs!
Thank you for visiting my page!
Please take a look at the others who are participating:
ELEANOR BURIAN-MOHR, THE CHARMED LIFE
MARY GOVAARS, MLH JEWELRY DESIGNS
TANYA GOODWIN, A WORK IN PROGRESS
KATHY LINDEMER, BAY MOON DESIGN
TOLTEC JEWELS, JEWEL SCHOOL FRIENDS
SHARYL MCMILLIAN-NELSON, SHARYL'S JEWELRY <---YOu are here!
MARLA GIBSON, SPICE BOX DESIGNS
MELISSA TRUDINGER, BEAD RECIPES
DOT LEWALLEN, SPEEDIE BEADIE
EMA KILROY, EMA K DESIGNS
KIM BOOTH, THE PINK MARTINI BOUTIQUE
JAMI SHIPP, CELEBRATING LIFE
LEAH TEES, MY BEADY LITTLEEYES
CHRISTIE MURROW, CHARIS DESIGNS JEWELRY
MONIQUE URQUHART, A HALF BAKED NOTION
GLORIA ALLEN, GLORIA ALLEN DESIGNS
CINDY ANDERSON WILSON, IT'S MY SEA OF DREAMS
SUZI CAMPBELL, SUZI CAMPBELL CREATIONS
SHAIHA WILLIAMS, SHAIHA'S RAMBLINGS
ANNETTE RIVERS, MAMA OWL'S MESS
A special thanks to Lisa for organizing
and hosting this event!
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